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The Han dynasty begins rule in the capital of Chang'an.
Liu Bang or Emperor Gaozu becomes in the first ruler
Emperor Gaozu establishes the Han dynasty in China
Emperor Gaozu is made China's emperor after defeating the rebel leader Xiang Yu.
Emperor Gaozu dies, his empress Lu Zhi tries to steal the empire for her family, this conflict lasts for 15 years.
Reign of Wu beings.
Emperor Wu abandons Legalism in favor of Confucianism
WU expands the Han empire into more of China.
Zhang Qian, working the emperor opens the Silk Road to trade with the outside world.
Han emperors extend the West part of the Great Wall.
The Han empire conquer the Tien kingdom.
Wiman Joseon is conquered by the Han.
The War of The Heavenly Horses, General Li Guangli forces the city of Da Yuan into submission.
The War of Heavenly Horses is started.
The capital, Chang'an reaches a population of 250 thousand.
Wang Man usurps the throne and starts a new period in the dynasty called Xin.
The sack of Chang'an. After the sack Liu Xiu takes his court and chooses a new capital, Luoyang.
The Eastern Han period begins.
Eastern Han invades Mongolia.
The fine paper process is invented by Cai Lun.
An Shiago is the first Buddhist translator to be mentioned in Chinese texts, established a translation center in the capital, Luoyang
Life of Cao Cao a military dictator and founded the Wei state
The Han dynasty is in decline
The Yellow Turban rebellion, a peasant uprising begins. Starting outside the capital, Luoyang.
The capital is sacked by the warlord Dong Zhou
The capital is burned. Dong Zhou seizes control and places a child, Lui Xie as emperor
Cao Cao takes over the Han government, naming himself chancellor and leads a dictatorship.
Lui Xie abandons the throne, wars break out across China and it will be 350 years before China is united again.
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